All fighters made weight for tomorrow's ShoBox triple-header. (Photo by Tom Casino/Showtime)
Tomorrow night's ShoBox triple-header headlined by the 122-pound title fight between Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KO) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO) is good to go, as all fighters made weight today in Las Vegas. The card will air at 11 p.m. EST tomorrow night, live on Showtime from the Palms, and Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round coverage.
Ramos came in at 122 pounds for the main event, with Cuba's Rigondeaux at 120½. Earlier today we previewed the fight, which does honestly project as a likely dull bout, but could very well surprise, too, and does have real meaning in the division. The winner could be considered the clear No. 2 man in the division, behind only Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka.
In one of the two televised co-features, we'll see Joel Diaz Jr (6-0, 5 KO) take on Guy Robb (7-0, 3 KO). This fight was added to the broadcast late when middleweight Brandon Gonzales was forced out of his scheduled fight. It'll be a chance, on paper, to take a look at Diaz, a 19-year-old blue chipper who can really fight.
Robb came in at 128½, with Diaz at 129 pounds.
The night's opening bout will be a super flyweight matchup between Matthew Villanueva (6-0-1, 6 KO) and Mike Ruiz Jr (8-1-1, 3 KO).
The 25-year-old Villanueva tipped the scales at 115, with Ruiz Jr coming in at 114½. Both co-feature bouts are set for eight rounds.
Former U.S. national champion Javier Molina (9-1, 4 KO) looks to get a win after his first pro loss to Artemio Reyes. Molina and opponent Alberto Herrera (8-4-1, 5 KO) both weighed in at 147 pounds. It's a six-round fight.
Heavyweights Razvan Cojanu (1-1, 0 KO) and Helaman Olguin (1-1, 1 KO) came in at 260 and 231. Marcus Robinson (4-1, 0 KO) weighed in at 142 for his fight against Yosmani Abreu (1-2, 0 KO), who weighed 146. Both fights are scheduled for four rounds.